Most of my friends, online and offline, suggest that I should try Calea Pastries and Coffee when I visit Bacolod City. I didn’t know then what Calea is all about until I did some research and found out that it is a café known for the best desserts in Bacolod City.
I already wanted to try it during my first day in the city but since I had a hefty dinner at Old Pala-pala Market, I decided to try it the next day. The following day, I went to Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental early in the morning and dropping by Calea will rattle my Bacolod itinerary.
I finally tried the most recommended cake and coffee house on my last day in Bacolod after a morning stroll on the capitol grounds. Calea is just 2 blocks away from the Capitol Park and Lagoon.
The restaurant opens at 8 AM and I was already there a quarter before. A couple was also with me waiting for Calea to open. The place has a very homey vibe with pictures of desserts framed on the wall and cute decorations on the ceiling.
Their inviting cakes were inside the glass chiller waiting to be picked. They have a lot of flavors to choose from, more than two dozen I think. But the first thing that captured my eyes was the Floating Island, a Brazo de Mercedes topped with melted caramel sheet that made it look like a floating island. They have all kinds of cakes that come to your mind!
Since I’m alone, choosing one cake to be ordered was really tough. I even consulted Google for suggestions. I ended up ordering a slice of their famous Choco Mud Pie and a cup of cappuccino.
My order was served immediately after I settled on a table. The Choco Mud Pie was so great that I couldn’t help myself to cuss while eating it with gusto. It is an ice cream-based cake having a powdered cookie crust drizzled with heavy chocolate syrup and finished with some ground walnuts. The cappuccino was served with muscovado sugar for your own preference when it comes to its sweetness.
Another thing that will surprise you is the very affordable prices of the cakes. That’s really cheap compared to the cakes being offered on coffee shops here in Manila. The food experience was great that you will literally feel that Negros Occidental is the sugar capital of the Philippines. Now, it’s my turn to recommend the place, don’t ever miss Calea when you visit Bacolod City.
Calea Pastries and Coffee
Robinsons Place Bacolod, Lacson St.,
Mandalagan, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Contact No.: +6334-441-3835